Landscaping Tips for Homeowners Who Hate Their Yards

If you have recently moved into a new home that you love, but it comes with a yard that leaves a lot to be desired, it’s time to begin designing a new yard. Start by gathering together landscaping ideas and tips, then sit down and work out your plan of attack. If you’re lucky, by this time next spring you could be enjoying the yard of your dreams!

  • Put your plan down on paper. A detailed drawing is a great tool to refer to as you are working on your landscape design. It will help you envision what it will look like in the end, and can easily be referred back to if you need to check on something or make any changes.
  • Ask a professional. It’s a good idea to consult with a professional from a landscaping company before you start implementing your design. Even if you’re not able to hire them to do all of the work on your yard, you can still benefit from their years of experience, and they can get you pointed in the right direction.
  • Don’t choose plants and flowers based on looks alone. It is essential to do your research to determine which plants will thrive in your region. Take note of how much sun and shade they will need; if your yard is shady, plants that do best in full sun should be avoided, and vice versa. Soil composition and the amount of care and attention required should be considered as well.
  • Winter landscapes don’t have to be boring. By thinking ahead with your planning, you can develop a landscape that has beauty and color even in the dead of winter. A well-planned pathway can add interest and contrast by breaking up the dull expanse of your yard, and evergreens and bushes that produce brightly-colored berries will give your yard a little cheerful color.

If you don’t have a green thumb, or simply lack the necessary time or expertise to make a great landscape, give Gosman & Associates a call at (757) 421-2500. As experts in landscape and design for over 30 years, we can give you a yard that you’ll be proud to own.